Little Red Wagon Movie Premieres in Mesa
If you were caught in the middle of a hurricane and safely survive but realize others lost everything, what would you do? Most people go on with their own life but one remarkable eight-year-old saw things a little bit different. Little Red Wagon premieres November 2nd at Harkins Superstition Springs Theatre in Mesa, at the end of a week where Hurricane Sandy changed lives.
The inspirational true story of eight-year-old Zach Bonner was an eye opening experience for my children, as they finally saw glimpses what homelessness and losing it all looks like. The movie raised so many questions in their minds and it was humbling to describe that sometimes life takes a tragic turn. Their questions have still lingered, long after the movie finished.
It is simply amazing what one child with a passion and a little red wagon can do!
The poignant parts of the film are the time spent with just Zach and his mom on their journey. Their mother-son relationship endures a transformation during the movie, as does the teenage daughter.
While our family hopes to never experience losing a home, it is children like Zach Bonner who give hope and joy to other children in times of deep despair. The world needs more children like Zach Bonner.
Zachary Bonner was born in Searcy, Arkansas on November 17, 1997 but now calls Tampa, Florida his home. He is home schooled under the Florida Virtual School program and is in the 8th grade. Zachary started doing community service in 2004 after Hurricane Charley hit Florida. In 2005 he formed the Little Red Wagon Foundation, a non-profit organization designed to help underprivileged kids with a focus on homeless youth. Zach believes we all the ability to make a change in the world if we just try.
Little Red Wagon stars Ann Gunn, Chandler Canterbury, and Frances O’Connor. The film was directed by David Anspaugh, produced by Michael Guillen, and written by Patrick Sheane Duncan though Phase 4 Films.
You will never look at a child’s wagon the same way after seeing this movie.
Little Red Wagon is a non-profit 501c3.
Photography and artwork provided by Little Red Wagon. Used with permission.
Dislcosure: Our family watched the advanced screening of Little Red Wagon. All opinions are my own.